Jul 162017

Today we have some new PAL dumps from the following PCBs:

  • Bubble Bobble prototype.

The board has been acquired by MAME Dev team and dumped by ‘brizzo’ which provided also binary dump of the PAL @IC19, thanks to them.I took care of reversing it in a GAL16V8 fuse map.The PAL is present also on Tokio PCB since the prototype run on this hardware.Dump is untested for now.

  • Victory Road

Dumps in native PAL format have been provided by Kevin Eshbach on Dumping Union, thanks to him.These for now are marked as “assumed working” until further test will be done on PCB.

  • Over Drive

I dumped the two PALs from this Konami racing game and successfully tested them on GAL16V8 targeting devices.

 Posted by at 10:55 pm
Jul 082017

Today we have some new PAL dumps.

I dumped PALs from bootlegs of Chopper I and Dynamite Dux, replacements have been successfully tested in GAL16V8 targeting device.Each board had also a registered device which was not dumpable.

I reversed into GAL16V8 a couple of binary dumps posted on Dumping Union MAME mailing list by Smitdogg.They are from Capcom CPS2 B-BOARD and a Konami  GI Classic EX satellite board (‘GS468’ hardware).Both dumps are untested for now.

 Posted by at 3:16 pm
Jun 262017

Today I dumped the last PAL from a Dream Soccer ’94 PCB.Device was a registered GAL16V8 with simple logic to reproduce.With this dump, along with ones previously provided by ‘frsj8112’, we have a complete PLD set from Irem M107 hardware (Dream Soccer ’94, Fire Barrel, Air Assault).

 Posted by at 7:14 pm

Irem M92 PAL dumps added and reorganizing

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Jun 182017

We have some new Irem M92 PAL dumps.I dumped the registered device from a GunforceII PCB (on ‘M92-B-G’ ROM board).This is actually present also on Superior Soldiers ROM board at same location and with same label.Then I found that this PAL is found also on In the Hunt/Kaitei Deisensou ‘M92-E-B’ ROM board with different label.I dumped also the two PALs from a genuine R-Type Leo : the one  ‘marked M92-C-2L-‘ @IC7 is found also on Lethal Thunder/Thunder Blaster (same label and same location) and other M92 games too (but with different label and location).The other (labeled ‘M92-C-7H-C’ @IC43)  is specific to R-Type Leo only.These dumps gave me also the chance to reorganize all Irem M92 dumps merging shared dumps and removing unneeded entries.

 Posted by at 9:09 pm

Palamedes (US version) and Alien Storm (bootleg, set 2) PAL dumps added

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Jun 152017

Today we have some new PAL dumps.Our regular contributor ‘coolmod’ posted on Dumping Union native dump of a PAL20L8 from a Palamedes (US version) PCB.I took care of converting it to GAL20V8 fuse map which he successfully tested on board.Thanks to him.

I dumped two PALs from an Alien Storm (bootleg, set 2 according to MAME).Devices were two secured GAL16V8 , one of them was registered too but with simple logic.A third secured/registered GAL16V8 was present but dumping was not possible due strong feedback used.

 Posted by at 11:27 pm